The following main funding sources have contributed to the development of this program.
- Vici project “Between institutions and mechanisms: Education and Inequality in Comparative Perspective“, awarded to Herman van de Werfhorst, by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), running from 2015-2021.
- Veni project “What do you expect? Studying teacher expectations through an institutional lens“, awarded to Sara Geven by NWO in 2018.
- PRIMS (PRIMary to Secondary education) data collection project; first data module of Netherlands Cohort Study on Education (NCO), awarded to René Veenstra, Jan Kornelis Dijkstra (RUG), Herman van de Werfhorst and Thijs Bol (UvA) by the Netherlands Initiative for Education Research (NRO).
- ZonMw project “The social dynamics of the COVID-19 pandemic: Education, socio-economic position and solidarity” on the societal consequences of COVID-19 pandemic for work and income, education, social-psychological well-being, and mutual solidarity and trust.
- Funding from the Amsterdam Center of Inequality Studies (AMCIS) for the PhD project “The role of standardized tracking procedures in inequality of opportunity by socioeconomic and migration background, gender and school composition across the transition from primary to secondary education”.
- ISOTIS (Inclusive Education and Social Support to Tackle Inequalities in Society) project (2017-2020), funded by the EU’s Horizon 2020. This project addressed the nature, causes and impact of early emerging social and educational inequalities in the context of socioeconomic, cultural and institutional processes. The aim was to contribute to effective policy and practice development to combat inequalities.
- Research program “Educational Systems and Four Central Functions of Education” (2011-2017), funded by the Program Council for Fundamental Education Research of NRO. This program was a collaboration between Herman van de Werfhorst (Principal Investigator), Jaap Dronkers (Maastricht University), Rolf van der Velden (Maastricht University), Sjoerd Karsten (University of Amsterdam), and Dinand Webbink (Erasmus University Rotterdam), plus a team of researchers in Amsterdam and Maastricht.
- GINI project (Growing Inequalities’ Impacts) (2010-2013), funded by EU’s Seventh Framework Programme, in which educational reforms and the relationship between educational systems and inequalities have been studied.
- NWO-Vidi project “Productive skills, Positional Good, or Social Closure? Three mechanisms for the education effect on the labour market across structural‐institutional settings” (2007-2012), directed by Herman van de Werfhorst. This project, with prize-winning PhD theses of Thijs Bol and Valentina Di Stasio, and postdoctoral scholarship of Ruya Koçer, was concerned with the school-to-work relation, and aimed to develop and test theories of which mechanisms are set to work concerning why education is rewarded in institutional contexts.